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Absa loses its head of digital

Absa has lost another of its top executives. Its managing executive for digital channels, Christo Vrey, has resigned and his deputy, Adrian Vermooten, will fill the vacant position. Vrey left Absa at the end of September. Vrey, who has been with Absa

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Android, iOS first for Absa app

SA’s largest retail bank, Absa, will release its banking application to its staff next month and to consumers in the first quarter of next year, a spokesman for the company says. The app will be available first to users of Apple iOS and Google Android phones, with other platforms to follow later

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Frustrated dev makes own Absa app

Having read that Absa would not be making an official banking application available until the end of the year or early in 2013, Johannesburg-based developer and entrepreneur Tyler Reed, frustrated at the time it is taking the bank to develop the app, has opted to make his own. Essentially a “wrapper” for Absa’s

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New row brewing over PFM sites?

A fresh row may be brewing over banking clients sharing their Internet banking details with online personal financial management (PFM) sites after Nedbank on Thursday announced it was launching its own PFM product in which it will allow

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Absa reveals banking app plans

Absa will make available an online banking application for smartphones either in the fourth quarter of 2012 or in the first quarter of 2013, Christo Vrey, the bank’s managing executive for digital channels, has revealed in an interview with TechCentral. “There is a chance for the fourth quarter

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Irrational behaviour

“You’re being irrational.” No one likes to hear those words. They are the verbal equivalent of a pat on the head. But, like it or not, we are fundamentally irrational beings. And the area in which we should be the most clear-headed, our personal finances, is usually

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It’s Absa vs 22seven as war of words erupts

Online personal financial management start-up 22seven on Wednesday accused Absa of blocking its US technology partner Yodlee from accessing users’ Internet bank accounts. Absa confirms it has blocked the service and on Wednesday defended its decision in an interview with TechCentral. 22seven has provoked

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Banks train their guns on start-up 22seven

Financial management website 22seven has been live for just a day and already it’s facing its first serious challenge. Some of SA’s big banks have begun warning their customers not to provide their banking login details to the service, which aggregates users’ financial information to give them a graphics-rich picture of their income and spending

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Absa NFC trial: all the details

Absa on Tuesday said it is trialling near-field communications (NFC) payments with 500 of its employees. The trial will be fully underway by the end of January, and the bank intends rolling out the service to consumers shortly thereafter. Some of the initial partners for the programme

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Absa in giant ATM overhaul

Absa Bank has begun overhauling its extensive automated teller machine (ATM) network — there more than 6 000 of them in the field — adding a new user interface and new self-service features such as the ability to pay certain bills that have special barcodes. It has awarded a giant contract

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